ALSO cancels negociations with Saphin
German broadliner ALSO, which had opened negociation to acquires the shares of Dutch investment company Saphin Group in supply specialist Alpha International and MPS reseller and distributor OSN, has announced that its has stopped any discussion with the Dutch company. No further reasons were given.
Atomblock becomes ALSO Digital
Netherlands: following the authorization of the Dutch antitrust board, German broadliner ALSO has acquired 51% of the shares of Micromedia-owned ESD specialist Atomblock, which in the process and as planned becomes ALSO Digital. Rowdy ten Hove, interviewed on Distree, explained us that "retail specialist Micromedia will supervise the business of ALSO Digital in the Benelux, while ALSO will focus remaining Europe", focusing more especially on the countries where ALSO is already present (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland).
More ALSO for Asustek
Scandinavia: already working together in Denmark and Finland, Asustek has decided to allow the Swedish and Norwegian offices of broadliner ALSO to distribute its notebooks and tablets.
More IBM for ALSO
Norway: while having severed their links in Denmark, IBM has decided to strengthen its partnership with broadliner ALSO, which is now authorized to distribute its storage portfolio throughout its reseller network.
IBM drops ALSO
Denmark: Big Blue has decided to reduce its local distributor stable down to three companies (VADs Arrow ECS and Pedab and broadliner Tech Data), dropping broadliner ALSO in the process. As an official reason, IBM says that the local market is not big enough to need as many distributors.